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    Press release from 4/8/19 | Trade Fair Dangerous Goods & Hazardous Substances

    „Gefahrgut & Gefahrstoff“ grows by 30 per cent and establishes itself as European industry platform

    For the second time, the Gefahrgut & Gefahrstoff Trade Fair will welcome notable exhibitors and trade visitors from Germany and abroad with its systematic positioning as a European industry platform and an exhibition area that has grown by 30 per cent. From 9 to 11 April 2019, 65 companies will present their solutions, products and services for hazardous goods transport, storage, internal logistics for hazardous substances and maximum safety in handling of highly sensitive goods and substances at the Leipzig Trade Fair. Visitors from over 20 European countries are expected. Alongside the high-calibre conference programme, various practical demonstrations and conferences relevant to the industry, decision-makers, specialist managers and security officers from the various transport and logistics sectors can expect a broad range of opportunities to exchange knowledge and to expand their professional network on the three days of the event.

    "We are delighted that the industry is so enthusiastic about the second edition of Gefahrgut & Gefahrstoff. Feedback from the exhibitors and the interest of participants show that it was the right decision to develop a platform for suppliers and users in this special field," emphasises Markus Geisenberger, Managing Director of Leipziger Messe. He adds, "This year's development is proof that the event is considered to be an attractive and promising industry platform for experts from Germany and abroad".

    Market leaders and new exhibitors will present a wide range of products and services

    In addition to the numerous repeat participations, trade visitors can expect interesting new exhibitors. Market leaders from all sectors are involved - Dachser, Finsterwalder, Lufthansa Cargo and Rhenus & Hellmann (transport and logistics services), asecos, DENIOS, Linde Material Handling and Protectoplus (storage and intralogistics), AST Kunststoffverarbeitung, richter & heß and Söhner Kunststofftechnik (packaging), Dräger Safety and Stöbich technology (safety), Rainer Ladungssicherungstechnik (load securing), Becker Umweltdienste and REMONDIS Industrie Service (waste disposal), DAKOSY, domeba distribution and Quentic (IT - digitisation - networking) as well as TÜV SÜD and TÜV Rheinland. "The exhibitors' range of products and services provides visitors with suggestions on how to increase the economic efficiency of their logistics processes and guarantee maximum security," says Matthias Kober, Project Director of Leipziger Messe.

    There will be interesting live demonstrations at various stands. The capabilities of automated driving of electric forklifts, for example, will be demonstrated. These automatically slow down when their sensors detect the presence of a human being.

    Industry expertise firmly rooted

    Two professional associations support Leipziger Messe with their industry expertise in their role as conceptual partners of Gefahrstoff & Gefahrgut.

    The European Association of Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (EASA) brings 25 national member associations from 20 European countries together and will hold its annual general assembly during the fair. It is also providing significant support for the first edition of the "European Dangerous Goods Days" on 10 and 11 April 2019 at the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL). Under the slogan "Dangerous goods make the world go round", participants will have an international information platform that channels current expertise and guarantees excellent networking opportunities. During the event, legal requirements and regulations will be discussed along with specific security issues. In their lectures, internationally renowned speakers shed light on the status quo and dare to think outside the box.

    The German Dangerous Goods Association (GGVD) brings its expertise to bear as the second conceptual sponsor, with, among other things, daily changing lecture blocks on special topics of dangerous goods transport involving the various modes of transport.

    The 24th edition of the Leipzig Dangerous Goods Day will take place on 9 April at CCL. One of the event highlights is the programme item "The changes to ADR 2019 are in force! What does that mean for the user?"

    This year's forum on hazardous waste disposal from the Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffel (Federal association for secondary raw materials and disposal) will include the public trade fair forums "Material Potentials of Hazardous Waste" on 10 April and "Handling Hazardous Materials" on 11 April.

    DENIOS AG and asecos GmbH will be holding a joint seminar on "Hazardous Substance Storage, Special Lithium-Ion Storage" on 11 April, which will address a key topic in the industry.

    Open forum and practical competition

    At the Open Forum, trade visitors can attend short presentations and product demonstrations by exhibitors throughout the fair.

    At the competition "Transport of dangerous goods - Find the faults!" every visitor can prove his/her expertise. Find the faults on a lorry in the exhibition all. There may be problems with the lorry itself, with the load securing system, with the loaded packages or in the accompanying documents. Attractive prizes await the best contestants.

    About the Gefahrgut & Gefahrstoff Trade Fair

    The Leipzig Trade Fair has, with Gefahrgut & Gefahrstoff, created an industry platform for suppliers and users that is unique in Europe. The trade fair's product profile brings together products and services for the transport, storage and internal logistics of hazardous materials with highly sensitive and safety-relevant requirements in the associated logistics chain. Visitors can receive proposals for solutions that increase the economic efficiency of their logistics processes and ensure maximum security at the same time. The second edition of the Gefahrgut & Gefahrstoff trade fair will take place from 9 to 11 April 2019 at the Leipzig Trade Fair. It is sponsored by the European Association of Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (EASA) and the Gefahrgutverband Deutschland e.V. (German Dangerous Goods Association - GGVD).


    Press Contact

    Press Spokesperson
    Mr Christian Heinz
    Phone: +49 341 678 65 14
    Fax: +49 341 678 16 65 14
    E-Mail: c.heinz@leipziger-messe.de

    Matthias Kober
    Phone: +49 341 678-8661
    Fax: +49 341 678-8662
    E-Mail: m.kober@leipziger-messe.de


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